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Behavioural Medicine Distance Education

Behavioural Medicine Distance Education

Behaviour problem or problem behaviour? Learn to differentiate and maximise treatment success.

 Learn to differentiate and maximise treatment success. Improve your ability to help your clients better understand their pets’ behaviour and learn to best manage anxiety, aggression and other common behavioural problems. Discover the latest updates in behavioural pharmacology – the when, why and which of medications.

A knowledge of behaviour is integral in maximising patient welfare. A positive experience in your practice for both patient and client will enhance satisfaction all round!

Hear tutor Kersti Seksel tell more about the course:

Past Participant:

'I have been able to apply so much of what I have learnt to every day consultations. My clients are loving it and I love being able to help the animals.'
Carla Goldman, McGraths Hill Veterinary Centre

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Significantly improve your ability to help your clients better understand their pet’s behaviour
  • Further your understanding of the basics of behaviour and the intimate relationship between behaviour and organic disease
  • Develop your skills in differentiating behaviour problems from problem behaviours to maximise treatment success
  • Learn how to more accurately diagnose behavioural problems in most domestic species
  • Improve your knowledge of psychotropic medication used to treat behavioural problems, including when to use medication, which medication to use and why
  • Interact with other veterinarians who have similar interests in behavioural medicine

Modules

  1. Domestication and Genetics – understand what processes are involved in the behaviour of animals
  2. Learning Theory 1 – appreciate the science behind how animals learn
  3. Learning Theory 2 – apply the science every day in your interactions with animals
  4. Neurology – discover more about the brain and behaviour and what makes animals tick
  5. Psychotropic Medication 1 – learn about the common medications that help animals with mental health issues
  6. Psychotropic Medication 2 – find out more about how medication can help your patients
  7. Behavioural History – become more comfortable with diagnosing and implementing a treatment program for your patients
  8. Anxiety Disorders – learn why they are so debilitating and affect the life expectancy of your patients
  9. Aggression Issues – gain knowledge to safely and appropriately manage patients showing aggressive behaviours
  10. Other common problems – increase your ability to deal with an assortment of behaviours that bother owners

Course Delivery

This online course comes with:

  • Comprehensive notes; images; journal articles and additional readings
  • Self-reflection tasks to review your current knowledge and focus on the topic at hand
  • A discussion forum and webinars for conversation, debate and sharing cases with your peers and tutors
  • A monthly assignment to assess your understanding of each topic. Individual feedback and explanations will be provided by your tutors
  • A 1-day workshop at the start of the course and a 2-day practical workshop towards the end of the course to work through case studies and major-problem areas as a group

Workshop/s

2-Day Workshop (Melbourne, Date TBA)
1-Day Workshop (Sydney, Date TBA)

Note: If travel restrictions impact on the workshops running as face to face events, arrangements will be made for an online alternative.

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.

Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

Pay as you learn

Choosing your DE course is a big commitment, so there’s no need to add further stress by paying your course up front. To pay as you learn, you will need a $1,000 deposit to secure your place, followed by 50% of the total course fee 10 days prior to course commencement date. We’ll arrange simple monthly direct debits from your credit card over 3 or 6 months.

Note: Payment Plan will incur an additional $250 administration fee, and Early Bird rates do not apply if you choose the payment plan option.

For the full terms and conditions please see our Terms.

Course fees Member* Super Early Bird Member* Early Bird Member* Full Rate Non-member Rate
Behavioural Medicine  $6550 $6730 $6920 $7280

*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, and Academic members.

Loyalty DE Discount: Completed 2 or more Distance Education (DE) courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on future DE courses. Discounts are not cumulative. For further information about discount options for multiple registrations at the one event, please read the full Terms. To redeem your discount contact the CVE via email [email protected] or phone +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm).

Distance Education
Tuesday, 01 February 2022 to
Wednesday, 30 November 2022
341 CPD Point/s

Super Early Bird
30 Jun 2021
Early Bird
31 Oct 2021

Delivered Online

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Tutor/s

Dr Kersti Seksel
Kersti Seksel
BVSc (Hons) MRCVS MA (Hons) FANZCVS DACVB DECAWBM
Dr Debbie J. Calnon
Debbie Calnon
BSc BVMS MANZCVS CertIVTAA DipVET-P DipTAA CertIVTC GCertCCJ
Dr Jacqui Ley
Jacqui Ley
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Animal Behaviour) CMAVA PhD
Dr Sally Nixon
Sally Nixon
BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Dr Isabelle Resch
Isabelle Resch
BVSc(Hons), MVS, MANZCVS(SA Medicine, Vet Behaviour)
Dr Kersti Seksel
Kersti Seksel
BVSc (Hons) MRCVS MA (Hons) FANZCVS DACVB DECAWBM
Kersti Seksel graduated in Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney, then from Macquarie University with a BA in Behavioural Sciences majoring in psychology. She has an MA(...
Dr Debbie J. Calnon
Debbie Calnon
BSc BVMS MANZCVS CertIVTAA DipVET-P DipTAA CertIVTC GCertCCJ
Debbie obtained her veterinary degree from Murdoch University in 1985 and became a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Animal Behaviour in ...
Dr Jacqui Ley
Jacqui Ley
BVSc (Hons) FANZCVS (Animal Behaviour) CMAVA PhD
Jacqui Ley is a registered specialist in Behavioural Medicine. She graduated from Melbourne University Veterinary School in 1995. A long time interest in animals, animal behaviour ...
Dr Sally Nixon
Sally Nixon
BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Sally graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne in 2000 and became a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientist...
Dr Isabelle Resch
Isabelle Resch
BVSc(Hons), MVS, MANZCVS(SA Medicine, Vet Behaviour)
Isabelle graduated from the University of Sydney in 1991 and has worked in small animal practice since then. She completed a Master of Veterinary Studies through Murdoch University...

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